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Top Story: Local Member of Parliament investigated for alleged sexual assault.

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Francis Drouin investigated for alleged sexual assault
Clarence-Rockland is currently under a burn ban
MPP Grant Crack not running for re-election
Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for April
Our columnist Alberte Villeneuve launches new novel

Our MP Francis Drouin investigated for alleged sexual assault
(Sunday, Apr 22, 2018) Halifax Regional Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that reportedly involved Ontario Liberal MP Franci Drouin, who was attending the National Liberal Convention. They say the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. AT on Brunswick Street across from Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax, near where the Liberal Party policy convention was being held.

Drouin, 34, represents the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

Drouin was in a crowded bar when a woman became agitated because she believed someone in the bar grabbed her buttocks, a source who was present at the time and who was near Drouin told Global News.

Drouin allegedly approached the woman to see what had agitated her and was accused by the woman of inappropriately grabbing her buttocks, the source said.

Francis Drouin's office confirmed an allegation had been made against him.

"I can confirm that an allegation has been made," a statement provided to CBC News on Sunday said.

"I believe it is important for individuals to have a safe environment to come forward, share their stories, and be supported."

It added while no charges have been laid, Drouin will co-operate fully with the investigation.

A Google search using "Francis Drouin" revealed several related stories as well as a number of Twitter references, including this
item from the CBC.

Clarence-Rockland is currently under a burn ban
(Friday, April 20, 2018) Ottawa Fire Services issued a city-wide fire ban Friday, hoping to prevent any
grass or brush fires before they start. Clarence-Rockland is under the same burn ban to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass. This winter combined with the recent "ice storm" left more debris (fallen tree branches, leaves, etc.) on the ground and that increases the risk of fire.

This means that no fires are allowed, whether you are burning your leaves and yard rakings, or sitting around a back yard fire pit.


Sunday, April 22 - Ironically the Clarence-Rockland Fire Department was called out Sunday morning to put out a large grass fire on Drouin Road near Russell Road. The fire was only meters away from a barn when the call came in.

And on Saturday two grass fires erupted the day after an Ottawa city-wide fire ban issued


Clarence-Rockland burn bans are issued through the City of Ottawa dispatch. Residents are reminded that they must first obtain a fire permit before they have any fire in the open air. Permit holders are required to call 613-580-2880 prior to burning to ensure there is not a burn ban in effect.

Substantial fines may be issued to residents who are not in possession of a
valid fire permit or are found to be non-compliant to conditions and
regulations within their permit. Fire Permits are available through our bylaw office: 613-446-6022, Ext: 2244. The current fine is around $240.00

MPP Grant Crack not running for re-election
Our eastern Ontario MPP says he will not run for re-election this June.

In a statement, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack says he will seek other career opportunities.

Crack is the former Mayor of North Glengarry, and was first elected MPP in 2011. He says while the decision to leave provincial politics was difficult, he will help the next Liberal candidate and says that he's confident the riding will stay in Liberal hands.
(You should have just received his last newsletter...
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Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for April:
The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on
school zone safety and cycling safety during the month of April, as part of their ongoing commitment to keeping the area roads safe.

School Bus / School Zone Safety:
Between 2012 and 2016, there were 839 collisions resulting in 176 injuries involving school buses or occurring in school zones.

Cycling Safety
Between 2012 and 2016, there were 1497 collisions involving cyclists with 1227 injuries and 12 fatalities.

For more on the STEP program,
click here...
Check out the Ottawa Police Service
website


Our own feature columnist, Alberte Villeneuve, was herself featured in the Vision
Newspaper a few weeks ago on the launch of her sixth book,
Muses from the Blue Shack...
Go to the
March 22 edition of the Vision and click to Page 21.
More to follow... (Her previous columns
here...)

Local And Regional News Items

Police ask for help again on Jessica Godin case

Someone somewhere knows how Jessica Godin ended up dead in a ditch in Fournier six years ago. The information that could help police close the file on this hit-and-run fatality is worth $50,000. Click here for more.


Got a gripe about your cable TV provider? Contact the CRTC.
On September 1, the CRTC introduced a new code for cable companies.
Consumers can now take unresolved complaints about their TV provider to an
independent watchdog.
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You can now read all the local papers online:
(Vision, Le Reflet, Le Carillon, Tribune Express, The Journal, L'Argenteuil)
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Clarence-Rockland is about
to get a new taxi service
starting Monday.
The
Rockland Taxi Service
is a "home-Grown" venture and will be unique in that it will have three female operators using
a car, an SUV and a van.
The phone number will be
613-446-4466.

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